I'm creating a dialog and presenting a list of mathematical comparison options to choose from.
e.g. [attribute] [>] [value]
I'm wondering if there's any research as to whether it's more intuitive to use symbols rather than text in the drop down menu or the other way around.
Looking at it myself, I think the text one is too text-heavy and takes a long time to read and process whereas the symbols I can scan quickly.
This is an internal project at the moment, so don't have access to our user base; but they are likely to have a scientific background (if that helps context).
Would appreciate any help, thanks. :)